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Here in the UK, the Summer season is fast approaching us which means only one thing! We roll out our range of exciting summer themed promotional products. The summer months are full of Festivals, marathons, outdoor events, world cup events, society summer BBQ’s, garden parties, and millions of people traveling around the world on holiday! With so much going it really is the perfect time to roll out some practical summer themed branded merchandise to generate some huge brand exposure for your business this summer.

Talking of summer in the UK, did you know that the hottest temperature that has ever been recorded in the UK was on the 10th August 2003 when Faversham in Kent recorded a scorching 38.5 °C

We thought it would be a good idea to put together a quick reference guide listing some of our most popular summer promotional marketing products to get your creative ideas flowing when it comes to thinking about summer promotional items.


Printed Sun Ray Sunglasses

Our promotional Sun Ray Sunglasses are the the perfect, practical promo giveaway during the summer months and are extremely popular giveaway for festivals and other outdoor events. They are available in 10 different bold colours to suit a variety of brand guidelines, in many cases event organisers will split the total order quantity of sunglasses across a variety of stock colours to make things a little more exciting. When printing this product we use a printing process called pad printing and print your design in up to four spot colours onto either one or two of glasses arms. These branded glasses are manufactured with a category 3 lens and compliant with EN ISO 12312-1 and UV 400.


Branded Desktop Fan

Just imagine, a potential prospect that you have been trying to partner with all year is currently sitting at their desk in the height of the summer, with no air conditioning, and their tie firmly done up. They open the mornings post and inside they find a free desktop fan from you! They open it up, plug it into their computer’s USB port and wollah! Imagine the impact that would have on them in that circumstance. Not only that, but the fan is branded with your logo and inside the box is a personalised note from you. We are pretty sure that will certainly break down some barriers with your prospect.


Printed Outdoor Parasol

During the summer months, people love to sit out in pub gardens, cafe and restaurant outdoor seating areas, etc and so it’s crucial to setup your own branded outdoor parasols as the summer months allow a huge amount of brand exposure for your company logo in outdoor areas as people wonder past your pub garden or restaurant they can instantly identify the name of your business. The bigger the better when it comes to printing your logo onto personalised parasols!


Beach Balls

Many businesses and organisations that we work with choose to promote their brand through printed beach balls each summer as they add a sense of fun to their promotional product campaign and allow more than one recipient to interact with the companies branded giveaway at once. For example a family of five people could enjoy hours of fun whilst on holiday playing with the printed inflatable beach ball. Beach Balls are usually very popular with travel agencies, travel companies, airlines, and global tourism organisations. When it comes to beach balls, we offer a wide variety of shapes and styles, some transparent printed beach balls, whilst others are solid colours and have multiple sizes.


InformPrintedSolutions.co.uk provide a huge range of summer themed promotional products to suit your brand and budget, from low cost summer giveaways such as disposable mobile fans and lip balm sticks, to high end corporate gifts to say thank you to your valued customers such as executive BBQ sets and personalised speakers for the beach.

Our dedicated team of account managers are on hand Monday through to Friday to offer guidance and advice on the hottest summer promotional products to suit your business. We offer free artwork visuals to show you how your promotional products will look once printed and selected product samples are even sent out free of charge on a next day service to help you make the right decision when choosing to advertise and promote your brand with Inform Printed Solutions.

The traditional pencil is iconic for many young people today as one of the most important pieces of equipment we are introduced to when being taught to write our first words at school.
As we grow older for many of us the iconic pencil still plays a very important role in our professions, from artists, architects, golf professionals, carpenters, composers, and even pilots!
Like everything nowadays the traditional pencil has evolved over the years to the point where you can now choose from such a wide variety of shapes, styles, colours, finishes, and designs of a pencil. When walking into a high street stationery shop the choice is literally endless! And the choice is just as extensive when looking at branded promotional pencils, nowadays when companies are looking to add their logo to a pencil they really are spoilt for choice! From Flexi Pencils, Growing Pencils, Mini Pencil’s, Mechanical Pencils, Coloured Pencil Sets, Recycled Pencils, Carpenters Pencils, and so much more! There seems to be a promotional pencil for everyone!
Whilst we are on the subject of pencils, a little-known pencil fact is that they can also write under water!
For anyone considering adding their logo to a promotional pencil we have created this weeks blog for you, with so much choice out there when it comes to branded pencils we felt it would be helpful to pick out our top five best selling pencils as a quick guide to what’s hot.
The Black Knight offers an executive, matt black, pencil produced from solid black wood throughout! Each pencil has a handy matt black eraser piece on one end and is sharpened on the other. The Black Knight pencil is often perceived as a premium, higher end, style of branded pencil and so proves to be very popular with real estate businesses, hotels, estate agents, and financial companies.


The Contour Argent mechanical pencil is a member of the most popular promotional pen family here in the UK, the contour brand is a favourite to millions of promotional pen lovers each year which is why we now offer a quality mechanical pencil housed inside the iconic contour body shape. With a larger print area than the majority of our branded mechanical pencil’s it’s no wonder the Contour Argent Pencil is one of our most popular promotional pencils for our customers to apply their logo and company contact details onto.
When it comes to environmentally friendly pencils, the FSC wooden pencil is a popular choice as these FSC accredited pencils help save our forests! FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council, the FSC is an international non-profit organisation who are dedicated to ensuring the responsible management of our world’s forests. Any product that carries the FSC logo means that it has been certified by the FSC as coming from forests that meet with the Forest Stewardship Council principles. The FSC Wooden Pencil is most definitely a popular choice when it comes to a low cost, environmentally friendly printed pencil!
The Mini NE Pencil provides a mini promotional pencil without an eraser that is half the size of our standard range of pencils. Available in a range of 10 stock body colours the mini pencil was designed to suit a huge range brand guidelines. The Mini NE Pencil is very popular with golf courses, driving ranges, hotels, kid’s clubs, and for organisations looking to produce branded pencils on a small budget.
The original, best selling, pencil with eraser is available in a variety of stock colours and fitted with silver ferrules and a corresponding coloured eraser based on the high gloss coloured barrel finish that suits your brand guidelines. We can now even offer a three-day express delivery service when ordering the Standard WE pencil with one spot colour print which is perfect for those last minute branded pencil requests.
If you are producing a range of your own branded pencils to giveaway at your next event, why not have some interesting pencil facts to tell your customers and prospects as you hand over your printed pencil!
For example, did you know it has been said that the average pencil can draw a line 35 miles in length! nobody has yet tested this but why not take one of our company branded pencils and put it to the test!
Looking for some more fun pencil facts, check out The History of Pencils
We hope the above overview of our most popular promotional pencils has provided some helpful information for anyone that is looking for a little more inspiration when it comes to creating your personalised pencils branded with your company logo however if you need anymore information or would like some further ideas please get in touch as we have over 200 promotional pencils to choose from.

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